Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
issa just said, sometimes people in the intelligence community don't know until for sure. leon panetta was first to speak about this assessment, and he said it took a long time to come to the current belief that it was a planned terror attack, so it is a good question if why there was a rush to go with the spontaneous protest theory, why it took so long to change the line. a lot of people saying they were surprised that not only was this being used in the first place, but that the administration stuck with it. but, again, white house saying they did not have any information at the time, and they changed their assessment as soon as they were given this new information about al qaeda involvement. >> right. of course, which is very interesting. they changed it as soon as, but that was many days after news outlets had reported the exact same thing. so there are still many questions about what happened before and after the attack in libya and who knew what when. our next two guests are here to break it down. jeff porter joins us, he briefed ambassador stevens on the security situation in libya.